by Matthew Sterne on April 4, 2016
2 min read
  1. So some people like to believe Africa is some kind of special place. 
    Serengeti Sunset in Africa
  2. But those people are dreaming.

    African Elephants Walking Under A Rainbow

    Image credit: Beverley Joubert

  3. It’s not even mildly pretty.

    Zebras Wading Through Water in Botswana

    Image credit: Linyanti & Selinda

  4. The sunsets are mediocre at best.

    Londolozi Founders Camp - Rangers at Sunset

    Image credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

  5. There’s absolutely nothing breathtaking to see here.
    Aerial View of Reunion Island
  6. No impressive landscapes.Oryx Standing on a Dune in Namibia
  7. And no remarkable animals.
    Baby Gorilla with mother in Uganda
  8. You can’t even get that close to them, anyway.

    Elephant in front of two people at Old Mondoro Lodge (Photo by Marsel van Oosten)

    Photo Credit: Old Mondoro Lodge

  9. The birds are just OK.
    Bald Eagle and Martial Eagle in Africa
  10. All the animals are basically the same.
    Lemur Climbing a Tree in Madagascar
  11. You call this a big cat? Oh Africa, please.
    Lion on a Misty Morning in Sabi Sand
  12. The trees are stupid.
    Baobab Trees in Madagascar
  13.  I mean Namibia is mostly sand. Sossusvlei in Namibia
  14. And Botswana is mostly water – suppose that’s expected in the world’s biggest inland delta though.

    A mokoro trip in Botswana

    Image credit: Okavango Expeditions

  15. Victoria Falls might be the largest waterfall in the world, but who likes tons of cascading water in an exceptional setting?
    Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
  16. And Kilimanjaro might be the biggest freestanding mountain in the world, but who wants that snow-covered giant as your backdrop?
    An elephant with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background
  17. The Serengeti is way too big.
    The wildebeest roam the Serengeti
  18. And those Indian Ocean islands are way too small.
    Island in the Maldives
  19. But this one is too big.
    Aerial_View_Mauritius
  20. There is no history.
    Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt - Sam valadi
  21. And no famous icons.
    nelson-mandela-African icon
  22. It has close to no traditions.

    Himba tribe in Namibia

    Image credit: Tee La Rosa

  23. There’s never anything to do.

    View of the Great Migration on horseback

    Image credit; Art of Safari


  24. You can’t even find a good place to eat.

    Benguerra Island in Mozambique

    Image credit: Benguerra Island


  25. Let alone somewhere good for a drink.

    Chobe Under Canvas dinner and drinks, Botswana

    Image credit: Chobe Under Canvas

  26. And stargazing is not even a thing.
    Stargazing Okavango Delta in Botswana
  27. The children aren’t even friendly.

    Friendly School Children Uganda

    Image credit: USAID

  28. The cities are nothing special.
    City of Cape Town Aerial View
  29. The houses are dull.

    The colourful Bo Kaap in Cape Town

    Image credit: Stephan JVV


  30. And so are the roadsides.
    Ostriches in South Africa background of Canola
  31. Honestly, where is the thrill in this? Hot Air Ballooning Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
  32. Or this?

    Great White Shark Breach near Cape Point

    Image credit: Chris Brunskill


  33. Damn open fields.

    Maasai warrior walking Maasai Mara National Park Kenya

    Image credit: Elephant Pepper Camp and Cheli & Peacock

  34. Told you those sunsets were mediocre.

    Sunset showing Giraffe In Maasai Mara Kenya

    Image credit: Dana Allen


  35. I’d rather watch a Friends re-run.
    A cheetah in a tree
  36. Seriously, why would anyone want to visit Africa?
    Elephants walking in the grasslands
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